Simple Definition of plastic surgery
: surgery that improves or repairs the form or appearance of body parts
Full Definition of plastic surgery
: surgery done to repair, restore, or improve lost, injured, defective, or misshapen body parts
Examples of plastic surgery
He needed plastic surgery on his face after the car accident.
First Known Use of plastic surgery
Medical Definition of plastic surgery
: a branch of surgery concerned with the repair, restoration, or improvement of lost, injured, defective, or misshapen parts of the body chiefly by transfer of tissue; also : an operation performed for such a purpose
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